I always get a tingling sensation when I buy a compilation CD that consists of bands that Iâ€™ve never heard of.
It gets me excited because I like to think of it as playing musical Russian Roulette, just spin the CD and hope none of the bands give me a headache.
Of course, itâ€™s very similar to regular Russian Roulette, except with regular Russian Roulette the headaches are much worse.
This time around, I played musical Russian Roulette with the new Drive-Thru Records & PureVolume.com Compilation CD, which consists of a number signed and unsigned rock, punk, and emo bands. I thought this would be the perfect CD to have a one-man mosh pit with.
Drive-Thru Records is an indie record label that has some of my favorite new bands in its stable, like Allister and The Early November. PureVolume.com is a great place to discover new bands and to get a whole crap load of free MP3s without the RIAA breathing down your neck like Kirstie Alley would if you had a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
There are a lot of great things about the Drive-Thru Records & PureVolume.com Compilation, but there was one that stood out. It wasnâ€™t the fact that the compilation comes with two CDs. It wasnâ€™t that I got it on sale for only $8.99. It wasnâ€™t the fact that when I purchased the CD, the cute cashier at the record store wanted my autograph, although she called it a signature.
The best part of the compilation was the extra 120 total MP3s that came on both discs of bands that I have never ever heard of.
This news made my iPod cream, because that would mean 120 more songs Iâ€™d be stuffing into her. (Yes, my iPod is a she and a whore.) Although I had to fix the ID tags in iTunes because they were all messed up and my iPod doesnâ€™t like nameless things going into her, because she has some standards.
After listening to all eight hours and thirty-two minutes of the compilation, Iâ€™ve discovered a lot of great new bands, like Fall Out Boy, Echo Screen, Self Against City, and a whole lot of other bands that I would list, but I think at some point you might wonder if Iâ€™m just making names up.
Despite my high praise of the compilation, there were a few bands that I didn’t like, but you can’t expect me like everything. Just like you can’t expect Kirstie Alley to like all the doughnut variations at Krispy Kreme.
Anyway, if you enjoy discovering new rock, punk, or emo bands, Iâ€™d like to suggest the Drive-Thru Records & PureVolume.com Compilation. It was a very satisfying CD purchase, especially for my slutty iPod.
(Editor’s Note: For better music reviews, that don’t include references to slutty iPods, go visit our friends at Asian Mack.)
Item: Drive-Thru Records & PureVolume.com Compilation
Purchase Price: $8.99 (on sale)
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Two CDs and 120 extra MP3s. Many good bands that Iâ€™ve never heard of. A whole lot of music for a cheap price. Great way to stuff your iPod with rock, punk, and emo bands (and sheâ€™ll like it). No Britney or Ashlee.
Cons: You probably havenâ€™t heard of 99% of the bands, so the compilation might not be good for those who are afraid to try new things. MP3 ID tags were messed up. My iPod is a whore.